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REDLINE || Thursday, July 23, 2015

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Thursday, July 23, 2015​

Good morning! In the news today: Kerry says its my way or the highway – to war; Obama having trouble convincing Dems; Trump threatens third party run; Social Security disability fund about to run out; $15 minimum wage backfiring; and Ottawa – Canada’s political capital and the world’s capital of adultery.

Have a great day.

Keith

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Kerry to Congress: It’s the Iran deal or war . . . Secretary of State John Kerry told a packed meeting of skeptical House lawmakers on Wednesday that a vote against the Iran nuclear deal would be a vote to “go to war,” according to members leaving the meeting. Washington Examiner

Talk about a hard sell . . . 

Obama’s Iran deal lobbying push stalls . . . President Barack Obama’s flood-the-zone strategy to sell his nuclear deal with Iran isn’t producing many immediate converts among a bloc of swing Democrats that will be critical to preserving the agreement. Politico

Cotton compares Kerry to Pontius Pilate . . . Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton blasted the White House on Thursday for its failure to immediately disclose so-called side deals between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency as part of the negotiations of the nuclear deal reached last week, comparing Secretary of State John Kerry to Pontius Pilate, the Roman judge said to have presided over the trial of Jesus Christ. Politico

GOP, pro-Israel groups step up campaign against deal . . . Top Republicans vowed Wednesday to do their utmost to scrap President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran as the biggest pro-Israel lobby prepared for an all-out campaign to pressure wary lawmakers into rejecting the agreement. Reuters

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Trump: Be nice or I might go third party . . . Donald Trump says the chances that he will launch a third-party White House run will “absolutely” increase if the Republican National Committee is unfair to him during the 2016 primary season. The Hill

Promises to change tone if elected . . . Donald Trump’s boisterous personality is fueling his campaign, but the billionaire businessman insists there is also a more dignified side to him. CNN

Video || Koffler on Newsmax TV talking about Trump . . . I was on “The Hardline” with Ed Berliner Wednesday night talking about The Donald. If you click on the link my spot is at the top of the show. Unfortunately, the Skype wasn’t working – and they used some photo of me I put on the Internet because I thought it was kind of funny! Newsmax

From vodka to golf courses, Trump outlines his billions . . . Trump claims he’s worth $10 billion, but personal financial-disclosure forms released Wednesday make that impossible to prove. USA Today

Video || Graham destroys his cell phone . . . I’d like to know what Graham’s doing with a cell phone that was probably used by Woodrow Wilson. I mean, seriously, a flip phone? White House Dossier

Trump and Clinton have been cozy for years . . . Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may someday be competitors, but the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates have enjoyed financial and personal ties over the years. Washington Examiner

CONGRESS

Social Security disability fund to run dry . . . The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year, the government said Wednesday, handing lawmakers a fiscal and political crisis in the middle of a presidential campaign. Associated Press

Lawmakers: Thousands of violent felons to be released . . . Thousands of dangerous federal prison inmates will be released in November as a result of the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s decision to lower federal sentencing for all drug trafficking and distribution crimes, two Republican lawmakers warned Tuesday. Daily Caller

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White House defends Planned Parenthood . . . White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest Wednesday defended Planned Parenthood in the wake of videos showing a top Planned Parenthood official callously discussing the harvesting and sale of fetal organs. Earnest said the videos were deceitful. White House Dossier

More immigration executive action on the way . . . The Obama administration is moving forward with plans to expand a waiver program that will allow additional illegal aliens to remain in the country rather than apply for legal status from abroad. Washington Free Beacon

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Claim: IRS used donor lists to target audits . . . Judicial Watch announced Wednesday that it has obtained documents from the Internal Revenue Service that confirm that the IRS used donor lists to tax-exempt organizations to target those donors for audits. Judicial Watch

DOJ to review Planned Parenthood baby part selling . . . After a week of controversy over a pair of videos showing highly placed members of Planned Parenthood bartering to sell parts of aborted babies—one even hoping to buy a Lamborghini with the profits—the Department of Justice has now announced it will look into allegations that the abortion provider is breaking the law by selling human remains for experimentation. Breitbart

Use of warrantless subpoenas on the rise . . . A legal conflict is intensifying between federal officials and civil liberties advocates defending Americans’ medical privacy rights in a case that points to the increasingly frequent use by bureaucrats of judge-less, warrant-less subpoenas. Daily Caller

Obama East Africa trip raises security concerns . . . President Barack Obama is not just heading to his father’s homeland, but to a region that’s a hotbed of terror. CNN

Obama Schedule || Thursday, July 23, 2015

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FBI Director: ISIS greater threat than Al Qaeda . . . The Islamic State terror group’s effort to inspire troubled Americans to extremism is a greater threat to the U.S. than an external attack from Al Qaeda, the FBI director said Wednesday. FBI Director James Comey told an audience at the Aspen Security Forum that the group, commonly known as ISIS, has influenced a significant number of Americans through a year-long campaign on social media urging Muslims who can’t travel to the Middle East to “kill where you are.” Fox News

DHS ignored EMP imminent disaster advice . . . The Department of Homeland Security has failed to address a single recommendation from a 2008 Critical National Infrastructures report to assess the threat of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks and solar storms, according to Christopher Currie, director of homeland security and justice at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Washington Free Beacon

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Global warming expedition on hold because of ice! . . . The CCGS Amundsen, a Medium Arctic icebreaker and Arctic research vessel operated by the Canadian Coast Guard, was to travel throughout Hudson Bay, a body of water in northeastern Canada, but was rerouted to help ships who were stuck in the icy water. Daily Caller

Illicit sex capital of the world? . . . In Ottawa, also known as the capital of Canada, one if five residents on are on Ashley Madison adulterer’s website. Reuters

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Seattle sees fallout from $15 minimum wage . . . Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law is supposed to lift workers out of poverty and move them off public assistance. But there may be a hitch in the plan. Evidence is surfacing that some workers are asking their bosses for fewer hours as their wages rise – in a bid to keep overall income down so they don’t lose public subsidies for things like food, child care and rent. Fox News

I love it. People’s new free stuff is interfering with their ability to collect their old free stuff.

Immigration from Mexico drops sharply . . . Even as immigration remains a hot topic in the U.S. presidential campaign, the number of people emigrating from Mexico to the United States, legally and illegally, has dropped sharply in recent years, research published Wednesday shows. Reuters

“Even worse” Planned Parenthood videos on the way . . . Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden says his group has hundreds or thousands of hours of undercover video of abortion providers that will be released in the coming weeks and months, and that some of it is “even worse” than the two videos already aired to the public. Newsmax

Russert: GOP “guilty” of war on women . . . MSNBC’s Luke Russert during a broadcast Wednesday accepted as fact that the Republicans were guilty as charged in 2012 of waging a war on women. Incredible how propaganda can stick. If you repeat “war on women” enough times, then there is a war on women. This White House understands this kind of tactic well, doesn’t it, you climate deniers out there? White House Dossier

Kate Upton helps save Uber from De Blasio . . . Kate Upton declared war on Bill de Blasio Wednesday and, about three hours later, she won. Daily Caller

 

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Editor
White House Dossier

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REDLINE || Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015​

Good morning! In the news today: Clinton trails GOP candidates in swing states; Trump gives out Graham’s cell number; Kasich says he’s running; hefty bill for Michelle Obama’s China trip; second video of Planned Parenthood discussing fetal organs emerges, provoking widespread disgust; and the Pope is losing popularity in America, particularly on the right.

Have a great day.

Keith

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Clinton trails Republicans in key swing states . . . In Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, the former secretary of state trails in hypothetical general-election matchups with three leading Republican candidates: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Clinton trails Rubio in Colorado, 38 percent to 46 percent; in Iowa, 36 percent to 44 percent; and in Virginia, 41 percent to 43 percent. Matched up with Bush, Clinton trails 36 percent to 41 percent in Colorado; 36 percent to 42 percent in Iowa; and 39 percent to 42 percent in Virginia. Clinton is also behind Walker in Colorado, 38 percent to 47 percent; in Iowa, 37 percent to 45 percent; and in Virginia, 40 percent to 43 percent. Politico

Think about how bad this is for her. I mean, what kind of name recognition does Scott Walker have compared to Hillary?

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Trump gives out Graham’s cell phone number . . . Hours after South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham called Donald Trump “the world’s biggest jackass” for questioning Arizona Sen. John McCain’s “war hero” status, the real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate responded by giving out Graham’s personal cellphone number. Yahoo News

Graham’s phone is reportedly ringing off the hook, and he’s picking up, along with helpers like the children of his friend Sen. Kelly Ayotte.

Kasich gets in, against the odds . . . Ohio Gov. John Kasich joined the Republican presidential field Monday, casting himself as a battle-tested leader and less-strident conservative that he said his party needs to win the White House. Washington Times

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O’Malley links rise of Isis to climate change . . . “One of the things that preceded the failure of the nation state of Syria, the rise of ISIS, was the effect of climate change and the mega drought the affected that region, wiped out farmers, drove people to cities, created a humanitarian crisis,” he said. “It created the symptoms – or rather the conditions – of extreme poverty that lead now to the rise of ISIL and this extreme violence.” Fox News

CONGRESS

​Families urge action on undocumented felons . . . In an emotional hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Jim Steinle, the father of Kathryn Steinle, told the lawmakers his daughter was the victim of a negligent bureaucracy that allowed the suspect — an undocumented Mexican national with a long criminal record — to slip through the cracks at the public’s peril. The Hill

Trump is heading to the Texas-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at the current border security situation. Trump is expected to meet with Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector, according to Breitbart.

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Taxpayers hit hard by Michelle Obama’s China trip . . . Judicial Watch just obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that Michelle Obama’s 2014 trip to China cost American taxpayers $362,523.53 in air travel expenses alone. The first lady, her daughters, and her mother spent March 19-26 in China, in a trip highlighted by extended visits to some of the country’s most popular tourist sites. Newsmax

Under pressure, Obama lowers flags . . . President Obama has ordered flags at the White House and other public buildings to fly at half-staff after mounting criticism over the delay in honoring five armed forces members killed last week by a gunman. The Hill

Obama claims VA wait times “just a few days” . . . President Obama stunned veterans, Republican lawmakers and even talk show host Jon Stewart Tuesday by claiming his administration has reduced most veterans’ wait times for a doctor’s appointment to “just a few days,” an assertion that veterans said doesn’t match reality. Washington Times

Obama defends IRS . . . President Obama defended the IRS Tuesday in an interview with “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, saying the tea party-targeting scandal was actually Congress‘ fault for passing “a crummy law” and that the real problem is the agency doesn’t have enough money. Washington Times

Video || Obama seems unfamiliar with name of Iran hostage

Obama Schedule || Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Haass: Iran deal doesn’t solve nuclear problem . . . Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass this morning said the Iran deal not only doesn’t solve the Iranian nuclear weapons problem, but it allows Iran to put into place everything it needs to build a nuclear program. White House Dossier

Hiding something? . . . Two key documents are missing from the Iran nuclear deal submitted to Congress, and the two leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee want the Obama administration to hand them over, Chairman Bob Corker said Tuesday. The documents deal with an Iranian military facility at Parchin and a side agreement Iran reached with the International Atomic Energy Agency. Washington Examiner

Anti-Iran deal rally will shut down Times Square . . . Thousands of people are expected in New York’s Times Square on Wednesday evening to protest a “bad deal” with Iran, and to urge Congress to vote down the new nuclear accord. Breitbart

Press focuses on Jihadist’s personal problems . . . He was depressed. He drank too much. He was going through a rough patch. Those are the current talking points for explaining what led Muhammad Abdulazeez to take the lives of five American servicemen in Chattanooga, Tenn. last week. Daily Caller

Army chief: We could have prevented ISIS . . . The Army’s top officer told Fox News Tuesday it’s “frustrating” to watch the gains he helped achieve in Iraq disintegrate at the hands of the Islamic State, saying in an exit interview that the chaos now unfolding “might have been prevented” had the U.S. stayed more engaged. Fox News

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Pope’s popularity plummets . . . Pope Francis is not as popular a pontiff as he used to be in the United States — especially among conservatives — according to a new Gallup survey out Wednesday. A larger share of American Catholics say they don’t have a favorable view of their church’s spiritual leader. A little more than seven in 10 (71 percent) have a favorable image of Francis, a drop of 18 percentage points from last year. The drop is even more marked among conservatives, 72 percent of which viewed him in a favorable light in 2014. This year, just 45 percent have a positive opinion of him. Politico

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Kirsten Powers: Crush Planned Parenthood . . . The problem here is not one of tone. It’s the crushing. It’s the organ harvesting of  fetuses that abortion-rights activists want us to believe have no more moral value than a fingernail. It’s the lie that these are not human beings worthy of protection. There is no nice way to talk about this. As my friend and former Obama White House staffer Michael Wear tweeted, “It should bother us as a society that we have use for aborted human organs, but not the baby that provides them.” Kirsten Powers in USA Today

Legality of fetal organ donations questioned . . . A second undercover video with a Planned Parenthood official has sharpened the focus on whether the organization is violating federal law governing the donation of fetal tissue and organs from abortions. The latest video, released Tuesday by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress as part of a three-year investigation, shows Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Mary Gatter haggling over the price of aborted fetal tissue and contemplating the use of an alternative abortion method to obtain an intact fetus. Washington Times

Spike in teen use of morning-after pill . . . More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill — a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it’s easier now for teens to buy the emergency contraceptive. Fox News

Dash-cam video shows Bland’s arrest . . . A confrontation between a Texas state trooper and motorist Sandra Bland began after she expressed irritation at being pulled over July 10 for not signaling a lane change and then balked when the officer asked her to put out her cigarette, dash-camera video released Tuesday shows. Bland, 28, of Naperville, Ill., was found dead in her cell, three days after the traffic stop in Prairie View, Texas, about 50 miles northwest of Houston. USA Today

Officer shoots unarmed black man to death in Cincy . . . Cincinnati police are investigating the fatal shooting of an apparently unarmed black man by a University of Cincinnati police officer after a confrontation during a traffic stop Sunday. CNN

Gun store declared “Muslim-free zone” . . . A Muslim group is calling on the Department of Justice to investigate a Florida gun store owner after he declared his business to be a “Muslim-free zone.” Washington Times

Armadillos causing leprosy in Florida . . . Florida health and wildlife experts are warning residents to steer clear of armadillos in light of a reported spike in cases of leprosy. USA Today

Group organizes conservative ideas in on place . . . On Wednesday, the group Opportunity Lives is launching a new Solutions Center, aimed at organizing many conservative policy ideas — from the halls of Congress to the world of think tanks — in one place. Washington Examiner

 

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Editor
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REDLINE || Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Good morning! In the news today: Former IAEA official says terms of inspections will help Iran cheat; Trump leads national poll, but it was mostly conducted before McCain comments; Trump half-apologizes; Tennessee gunman looks clearly to have been an Islamist; calls grow for protecting troops at home; and why Hillary better watch her Fannie.

Have a great day.

Keith

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Delay would allow Iran to cheat . . . Allowing Iran to delay inspections of suspect nuclear sites for up to 24 days will facilitate cheating by Tehran on the nuclear deal reached in Vienna, according to the former deputy director of the International Atomic Energy Agency who dealt with past Iranian nuclear cheating. Olli Heinonen, a 27-year veteran of the IAEA until 2009, also said in the past Iran had “sanitized” two suspected nuclear sites by refurbishing and repainting the locations in an effort to hide illegal uranium enrichment from inspectors. Washington Free Beacon

Bipartisan outrage as UN goes first on Iran . . . The Obama administration was forced to play defense on Monday after lawmakers in both parties criticized its decision to let the United Nations — not Congress — have the first say on the Iran nuclear deal. The Hill

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Trump tops national poll with 24 percent of vote . . . Donald Trump surged into the lead for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, with almost twice the support of his closest rival, just as he ignited a new controversy after making disparaging remarks about Sen. John McCain’s Vietnam War service, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Support for Trump fell sharply on the one night that voters were surveyed following those comments. Washington Post

But the fallout may have been an immediate, and possibly fleeting, reaction to the McCain remarks. I don’t think it will affect his support much because voters dig Trump’s pugnacity and there’s little love for McCain, though of course respect for his service.

Walker leading Trump in Iowa . . . Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is leading businessman Donald Trump among likely Iowa Republican voters in the latest poll released by Monmouth University on Monday, with 22 percent of the vote compared to 13 percent for Trump. Carson is third with eight percent. Newsmax

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Des Moines Register: Trump a “feckless blowhard” . . . The strongly worded editorial said “being electable is not the same as being qualified, and Trump has proven himself not only unfit to hold office, but unfit to stand on the same stage as his Republican opponents,” calling for him to get out of the race. CNN

Trump apologizes to McCain, sort of . . . “I used to like him a lot. I supported him. I raised a lot of money for his campaign against President Obama, and certainly, if there was a misunderstanding, I would totally take that back,” he said. “But hopefully, I said it correctly and certainly, shortly thereafter, I said it correctly,” Trump told O’Reilly, referring to added comments in which he said McCain was a war hero. Politico

Palin: Trump and McCain both heroes . . . “Both men have more in common than the today’s media hype would have you believe. Both blazed trails in their careers and love our great nation . . . ” Newsmax

Graham: Trump’s a “jackass” . . . “What he said about John, I think, was offensive. He’s becoming a jackass at a time when we need to have a serious debate about the future of the party and the country,” Graham said. Washington Examiner

Jeb Bush is meaner than he looks . . . If the other Bush campaigns are any guide, the gloves are about to come off. Politico

John Kasich getting in . . . The Ohio governor needs to get his name out there, and fast. Politico

He’s tough. Don’t count him out. He will have his moment too.

Judge slams State over Hillary records response . . . A federal judge is lashing out at the State Department for delaying for years in providing responses to Associated Press Freedom of Information Act requests seeking records about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s schedules and her top staffers. Politico

Hillary may need to watch her Fannie . . . Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are hurtling toward another possible taxpayer bailout, a development that could put an uncomfortable election light on the Clintons’ record of enabling the government-backed mortgage giants to engage in risky practices that led to the 2007 financial crisis. Washington Times

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Report: Obama plan would let cities annex suburbs . . . President Obama’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation is part of a long-term effort by the Left to co-opt the suburbs into the cities and remove the perceived unfair advantages maintained by surburbanites over urban residents, according to an article in the National Review. White House Dossier

Charge: 34K combat veterans still awaiting VA benefits . . . A whistleblower has accused the Department of Veterans Affairs of intentionally violating its own policy toward combat veterans to keep thousands of applicants from receiving their healthcare benefits. Washington Examiner

Lawmakers, govs to Obama: Protect the troops . . . President Obama is set to address a major veterans’ group on Tuesday under pressure to implement a more effective strategy against attacks on U.S. forces at home by Islamic extremists, including a proposal to let troops carry arms at their bases in the United States. Washington Examiner

Feds spend $125,000 studying sexist adjectives . . . “Good” for a woman may mean something objectively less good than “good” for a man. Washington Free Beacon

Video || Obama Honors Our Oldest Veteran

Obama Schedule || Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Video || North Korea redux . . . A sham deal that pretends it will stop a dangerous enemy from acquiring nuclear weapons? Now, where have we heard that song before? White House Dossier

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ISIS turning into a terror state with some upsides . . . The Islamic State uses terror to force obedience and frighten enemies. It has seized territory, destroyed antiquities, slaughtered minorities, forced women into sexual slavery and turned children into killers. But its officials are apparently resistant to bribes, and in that way, at least, it has outdone the corrupt Syrian and Iraqi governments it routed, residents and experts say. New York Times

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Tennessee gunman followed al Qaeda cleric . . . FBI agents have found evidence that Chattanooga shooter Mohammod Abdulazeez was following a radical American member of al Qaeda online in 2013, as well as pages of writing that showed the young man was suicidal and looking for a way to absolve what he considered were his sins, according to a representative of Abdulazeez’s family. Monday U.S. officials told ABC News that in 2013 Abdulazeez did online research for militant Islamist “guidance” on committing violence. ABC News

Calls rise for arming service members . . . The shootings last week that killed five service members has reinvigorated the debate about whether troops should be able to carry personal firearms for protection on base, with supporters saying arming service members could prevent attacks like the one in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Washington Times

Six states arm Guard . . . The U.S. military on Monday confirmed to Fox News it directed recruiting centers across the country to step up security measures in the wake of the deadly rampage at two Tennessee installations that claimed the lives of four U.S. Marines and a Navy sailor. At the same time, a handful of governors have taken steps to beef up security measures at National Guard recruitment centers.” Fox News

Poll: Court too liberal . . .  A Fox News poll finds a major shift in how voters feel about the U.S. Supreme Court, with a record number now saying it is too liberal. In addition, majorities think the justices should be term limited, and Americans should be able to vote them off the high court. Fox News

Black Confederate flag defender dies in suspicious wreck . . . A black activist who defended the Confederate Flag died Sunday when the vehicle he was driving overturned, and another black Confederate flag defender who survived the accident says the vehicle was forced off the road by a group of young black men. Breitbart

Ben Shapiro alleges battery by transgender reporter . . . Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro filed a police report Sunday alleging battery against transgender Inside Edition reporter Zoey Tur. Washington Times

Keith Koffler
Editor
White House Dossier

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REDLINE || Monday, July 20, 2015

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Monday, July 20, 2015​

Good morning! In the news today: Obama is seeking to ban millions of Social Security recipients from owning guns; Trump doubles down on McCain; illegal immigrants flowing in under Obama; UN approves Iran deal; support for gay marriage declines after ruling; and the shark that missed.

Have a great day.

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Obama may ban millions of seniors from owning guns . . . The Obama administration wants to keep people collecting Social Security benefits from owning guns if it is determined they are unable to manage their own affairs. The push, which could potentially affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others, is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws that prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the United States illegally, and others. Fox News

I’m not aware that seniors are holding up 7-Elevens. They may need to defend themselves, though.

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Trump: I don’t need to be lectured . . . “McCain has abandoned our veterans,” Trump writes. “I will fight for them.” Donald Trump in USA Today

Coverage “a false number” . . . Responding to the controversy in a live interview Monday morning on NBC’s “Today,” Trump blasted the show’s hosts and other members of the media for allegedly misrepresenting his comments. “The media has done just a false number, as usual…. The next sentence was, ‘He’s a war hero.’ I said that, but they never want to play it and you don’t want to play it,” Trump said. The Hill

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Trump: Let’s start “not being so politically correct” . . . Speaking to Bill O’Reilly of Fox News Thursday night, Trump pointed out the obvious inanity that is President Obama’s failure to use the term “Muslim extremism” and the flight from reality by those who simply refused to recognize that terrorism is more likely to come out of the Muslim community than, say, the Unitarians or the Rotary Club. White House Dossier

Bush beats Rubio among Miami Cuban-Americans . . . Bush is more popular than Rubio among Cuban-American Republicans, by 43-31 percent — even though Rubio is the son of Cuban immigrants. The other Cuban American in the race, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, drew 7 percent support (so did “Undecided”). Miami Herald

Walker relentlessly on message . . . During his three-day swing across the state, the Wisconsin governor showed the kind of discipline and caution most candidates can only dream of. Politico

Kasich’s anger management . . . As he preps his presidential bid, the Ohio governor is working to control his temper. Politico

I’ve been on the receiving end of this myself. Not pretty.

Giuliani: New Yorkers want me back . . . “A lot of people come up to me and tell me to run again. I’m not running again. Don’t want to run again,” Giuliani said. Newsmax

Christie: “The president’s lying to us” . . . “The president stood up and said, ‘inspections anytime anywhere’ – 24/7 access,” Christie said. “What have we found when read in the document, the document says we could wait as long as 24 days to get access.”White House Dossier

Hillary accused of undermining free speech . . . Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton put her willingness to defend the Constitution in serious doubt when she promised Islamic countries the United States government would intimidate Americans who violate their free speech code, national security expert Stephen Coughlin told The Daily Caller.

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Report: 2.5 million illegal immigrants under Obama . . . Some 2.5 million illegal immigrants have flowed into the United States under President Obama, with 790,000 rushing in since 2013, according to a new analysis. Washington Examiner

U.S., Cuba establish diplomatic relations . . . The United States and Cuba quietly ushered in a new era of post-Cold War relations on Monday, formally restoring diplomatic ties severed more than five decades ago and re-establishing embassies in each other’s capitals. Reuters

Republicans fret “Midnight regulations” . . . Republicans are sounding the alarm about a deluge of  “midnight regulations” that could be pushed through agency pipelines the waning days of the Obama administration. The Hill

What? Obama try to rule by fiat? Nahh . . . 

Obama dishwasher rules leave food on plates . . . The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers is accusing the Department of Energy of a politically motivated drive to increase dishwasher efficiency, which are so bad that they would cause consumers to re-wash dishes, erasing any efficiency gains. The Hill

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Cartoon of the Day || July 17, 2015

Obama Schedule || Monday, July 20, 2015

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UN endorses Iran deal . . . The United Nations Security Council on Monday endorsed a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program in return for sanctions relief, but it will be able to re-impose U.N. penalties during the next decade if Tehran breaches the historic agreement. Reuters

Israel pressures Congress to kill Iran deal . . . Israel is engaging in a major lobbying push to try to kill the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. The Hill

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Dozens dead after terror attack in Turkey . . . An apparent suicide bombing ripped through a rally Monday in the Turkish border town of Suruc, leaving at least 28 people dead and wounding 100 others, provincial Gov. Izzettin Kucuk told Turkish media. CNN

ISIS training kids to perform beheadings . . . The children had all been shown videos of beheadings and told by their trainers with the Islamic State group that they would perform one someday. First, they had to practice technique. The more than 120 boys were each given a doll and a sword and told, cut off its head. Associated Press

Charlie Hebdo stops drawing Muhammed . . . “Charlie Hebdo” has bid adieu to drawing Muhammad. The top editor and publisher of the French satirical weekly said his publication would no longer draw cartoons of the Muslim prophet, telling German magazine “Stern” that he did not want to believe his organization “was possessed by Islam.” Fox News

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Support for gay marriage declines . . . Poll respondents were divided over allowing same-sex marriage in their own state, with 42 percent in favor and 40 percent opposed. Support was down slightly since April, when 48 percent said they were in favor in another AP-GfK survey. Associated Press

Medicare pits doctors against patients . . . As it has grown into one of the largest program’s in the federal budget, Medicare has enabled government to assert unprecedented control over the doctor-patient relationship. More and more, doctors and patients are finding that Medicare won’t pay for treatments they want to try. Washington Examiner

Black officer aids white supremacist . . . White-supremacist groups and African-American demonstrators clashed in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, resulting in at least five arrests and seven people taken to hospitals as tensions — and temperatures — flared following the recent decision to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds. But it was the powerful image of a black police officer assisting a man wearing a black T-shirt bearing a swastika and struggling in the heat that resonated online. Yahoo News

Hackers say they have the goods on cheaters . . . Hackers claim to have personal details of more than 37 million cheating spouses on dating website Ashley Madison and have threatened to release nude photos and sexual fantasies of the site’s clients unless it is shut down, blog KrebsOnSecurity reported. Reuters

Video || Pro surfer escapes shark attack on live TV . . . A surfing competition in South Africa was canceled Sunday after professional surfer Mick Fanning escaped a shark attack in the opening minutes of the final heat. CNN

The shark didn’t kill him. I think it just wanted publicity. Call me a cynic.

 

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REDLINE || Wednesday, July 15, 2015​

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Good morning! In the news today: Iran gets its nukes, but must wait a bit; snapback? Not so fast; Levin: Kerry orders up World War III; some Dems seem skeptical; Hillary backs; GOP candidates pounce; Mideast arms race set to start; and an Auschwitz guard finally gets his due.

Have a great day.

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Iran deal is sealed . . . The United States and other world powers this morning announced a deal addressing Iran’s nuclear weapons program for at least ten years. The agreement restricts Iran’s nuclear programs in exchange for the lifting of sanctions against the country. However, the agreement may be flawed. According several reports, many people are planning to live longer than ten years and could become adversely affected if they do. White House Dossier

Iran gets all the nuclear fuel it wants in 15 years . . . The deal preserves Iran’s ability to produce as much nuclear fuel as it wishes after year 15 of the agreement, and allows it to conduct research on advanced centrifuges after the eighth year. Moreover, the Iranians won the eventual lifting of an embargo on the import and export of conventional arms and ballistic missiles — a step the departing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, warned about just last week. New York Times

What you need to know about the agreement . . . While unanswered questions about the deal remain, here’s what’s known right now. The Hill

Snapback snafu . . . The much-touted “snapback” provision in the Iran nuclear deal that will restore sanctions in the event of Iranian noncompliance involves a convoluted process that will last around 65 days and, after jumping a series of hurdles, may result in sanctions being reimposed – “unless the U.N. Security Council decides otherwise.” CNS News

Deal silent on Parchin facility . . . The Iranian nuclear deal reached in Vienna contains no reference to the Parchin military facility where most of Iran’s past nuclear arms-related work was carried out. Additionally, the draft agreement made public on Tuesday contains no stated limits on Iran’s Russian-made Bushehr nuclear power facility that analysts say could produce plutonium for dozens of bombs. Washington Free Beacon

Mark Levin: Deal will usher in World War III . . . “To arm up the Iranian regime, this terrorist regime in Tehran — you know, Obama likes to say that Reagan and Kennedy negotiated with the Soviets. The Soviets had nukes. Iran does not have nukes. But thanks to him and Kerry and the other ideologues and lightweights that surround him, they’re going to get nukes.” Daily Caller

U.S. to teach Iran to thwart threats to program . . . The United States and other world powers will help to teach Iran how to thwart and detect threats to its nuclear program, according to the parameters of a deal reached Tuesday to rein in Iran’s contested nuclear program. Under the terms of a deal that provides Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief, Iran and global powers will cooperate to help teach Iran how to manage its nuclear infrastructure, which will largely remain in tact under the deal. Washington Free Beacon

Why don’t we just help them build a weapon too and provide them targeting of U.S. cities?

Nobel Peace Prize: Signed, sealed, delivered . . . You know it’s a bad deal when within hours, there is talk of a Nobel Peace Prize in the air. Carl Bildt, Sweden’s former Prime Minister, tweeted: “I think the work of the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Parliament this year just got much easier.” Powerline

Maybe the Norwegians can use Amazon Prime to get it to Kerry sooner.

Obama to Hold a Press Conference on Iran

Scheduled for 1 pm ET. I will live stream it on the website.

Video || Obama Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal

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Clinton supports the Iran deal . . . Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday evening expressed support for the agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program, saying “it can help us prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.” The Hill

DWS: Donors dubious about the deal . . . Top Democratic donors weren’t exactly popping the champagne corks over the nuclear deal President Barack Obama proudly announced on Tuesday morning, according to the party’s top official. Politico

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GOP candidates must show foreign policy chops . . . As world leaders announced a historic nuclear deal with Iran, the more than a dozen Republican presidential candidates quickly mobilized, slamming the agreement in near unison as they sought to make their own short-term play to primary voters. Politico

Republicans demand action over fetus body parts vid . . . Republican presidential candidates are furious about an undercover video they say shows a Planned Parenthood executive discussing the sale of fetal organs. The nearly 9-minute video, released by the Center for Medical Progress and posted on the pro-life group’s YouTube page, features Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola eating a salad with a glass of wine and calmly discussing various body parts. Politico

Trump tops new poll . . . Since entering the presidential race, Donald Trump has been Godzilla in a china shop, attacking Republicans and Democrats alike, stirring the national debate and, according to a poll released Tuesday, soaring to the head of a crowded Republican field of candidates. Washington Times

Trump wealth details on the way . . . “I have a Gucci store worth more than Romney,” Trump told the Des Moines Register last month, referring to the fashion company’s flagship store in New York’s Trump Tower. Associated Press

Jeb slams Trump for divisiveness . . . “Whether it is Donald Trump or Barack Obama, their rhetoric of divisiveness is wrong. A Republican will never win by striking fear in people’s hearts,” Bush said. Associated Press

Trump bungles Tweet . . . An image tweeted from Donald Trump’s verified Twitter account Tuesday was quickly deleted after individuals online noticed the soldiers in the background appeared to be wearing Nazi uniforms. The Blaze

McCain to get challenge from right . . . Kelli Ward, a two-time state legislator, said it is time to replace the state’s five-term senior senator with “a fresh, new voice” to serve residents in the burgeoning southwestern U.S. state. Reuters

CONGRESS

GOP crafts Iran attack plan . . . The GOP could seek to move a measure of disapproval, but it will be difficult to win a filibuster-proof 60 votes, much less the 67 required to overcome a presidential veto. The Hill

Key Democrats skeptical of deal . . . As world leaders announced a historic nuclear deal with Iran, the more than a dozen Republican presidential candidates quickly mobilized, slamming the agreement in near unison as they sought to make their own short-term play to primary voters. Politico

Book of the Week: Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” . . . An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014. Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later.

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Obama trumpets the deal . . . Speaking at the White House this morning, President Obama expressed confidence that the United States could hold Iran to the agreement. “We will be in a position to verify all these commitments,” Obama said. “Inspectors will be able to access any suspicious locations.” White House Dossier

Obama moving on Iran deal before Congress reviews . . . Despite a legal obligation to allow Congress to review the Iran nuclear agreement for 60 days, the Obama administration will press ahead with a U.N. Security Council resolution enshrining the deal, likely within days. CNS News

Obama seeks massive prison reform . . . President Obama on Tuesday laid out a sweeping plan for criminal justice reform in America, calling for the end of mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, a review of solitary confinement in prisons and a host of other steps. Washington Times

U.S. issues Kenya travel warning ahead of Obama trip . . . The United States has warned its citizens in Kenya ahead of visit by President Barack Obama of the risk of terrorist attacks, singling out a conference that Obama is due to address. The US president is scheduled to give a speech to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Nairobi, which opens on July 24. AFP

Rights groups: Cancel China meeting . . . Human rights groups are urging the Obama administration to halt an impending visit by the Chinese president to Washington amid reports that Beijing has launched a sweeping crackdown against dozens of rights lawyers in the country. Washington Free Beacon

Obama Schedule || Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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Israeli ambassador to US: “Those ICBMs are for you” . . . Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, says the Obama administration has agreed to a deal that gives Iran both a “legal nuclear program” and the money to develop a delivery system — intercontinental ballistic missiles. And since Israel is on the same side of the world as Iran, “those ICBMs are for you,” Dermer told Fox News’s Megyn Kelly. CNS News

Homeland Security chief seems unaware of Steinle . . . Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday was asked by a Congressional panel Tuesday whether the White House had reached out to the family of Kate Steinle, the woman shot to death in San Francsco. An illegal immigrant deported five times has been charged in her death. “To who?” Johnson asked. Newsmax

Steinle parents support strict immigration law . . . The parents of a woman shot to death on a San Francisco pier said Monday in a cable television news interview that they support a proposal to give mandatory prison time to deported people who return to the U.S. illegally. Associated Press

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Netanyahu: “We will always defend ourselves” . . . The fallout from an Israeli attack would be immense. But I don’t know how Israel can possibly tolerate an Iranian nuclear weapon pointed its way, which is what the agreement ensures – albeit perhaps with a delay of ten to fifteen years, assuming Iran doesn’t successfully cheat. White House Dossier

Arabs see peril . . . The suspicion was especially strong in Saudi Arabia and other gulf states, where the United States has been seen as the ultimate protector and where Iran is viewed as driving much of the region’s violence. New York Times

Middle East nuclear arms race on tap . . . The newly announced Iran nuclear deal and the negotiations leading up to it already are fueling an all-but-declared nuclear arms race in the Middle East, according to current and former government officials who say the situation also creates an opening for Russia to exert more influence in the region. Fox News

ISIS releases video related to Tikrit massacre . . . The Islamic State released a video of their massacre at the Speicher army base in Tikrit, which left over 1,700 young Shi’ite cadets dead. Breitbart

Guzman filmed just before escape . . . Mexican security officials released closed-circuit video footage late Tuesday showing drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s final moments in prison before his escape over the weekend. Fox News

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Auschwitz guard, 94, jailed for four years . . . Seventy years after the end of World War II, a guard who worked at the Auschwitz concentration camp was convicted in Germany on Wednesday on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder and given a four-year prison sentence. USA Today

Prosecution too little too late? . . . In 1942, when he was twenty-one years old, Oskar Groening was posted to Auschwitz. He almost immediately witnessed a transport arriving at “the ramp”—the platform where the Jews disembarked. Politico

Court rules against nuns in Obamacare challenge . . . A federal appeals court in Denver ruled on Tuesday against a group of Colorado nuns who challenged a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires employers to provide insurance policies covering contraception. Fox News

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REDLINE || Monday, July 13, 2015

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Good morning! In the news today: Walker gets in; beefed up on policy; good at winning elections; Trump hints he won’t run as independent; Christie rises in poll; Greece deal struck; Iran deal close, but not yet; and Miss Texas looks great in a bikini and defends CEO pay!

Have a great day.

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Walker: “I’m in” . . . Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is running for president. In a video shared by his campaign on Monday, Walker touted his experience as a conservative governor in a blue state against his GOP rivals in Washington, D.C. Politico

Scott Walker knows how to win . . . Why the Wisconsin governor might be the last Republican standing. Politico

Walker gets an education . . . After listening to Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin as he has traveled the country preparing his campaign for president, which officially begins on Monday, admiring voters most often describe him as “authentic,” “real” and “approachable,” Mr. Walker’s advisers say. Two words these voters do not use about him? “Smart” and “sophisticated.” New York Times

Walker crushes college professor tenure . . . Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s trailblazing effort to weaken tenure protections at public colleges and universities is now a reality with his signing of a $73 billion budget on Sunday. Politico

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Trump: “I told you so!” . . . Trump jumps on escape of ‘El Chapo’ Mexican drug lord as proof of nation’s ‘corruption’ and says U.S. ‘is paying the price.’ Daily Mail

Trump hints he won’t run as an independent . . . “If I do the third party thing it would be I think very bad for the Republicans,” Trump said. “I think it would be very bad in terms of beating the Democrats. And we have to win.” Washington Examiner

Video || Trump bamboozles NBC reporter . . . You’ve got to be on your game to spar with this guy. White House Dossier

Trump Tops White House Dossier Poll

Flying with Trump . . . In an expletive-laden interview aboard his plane over soft drinks — Trump sips from a small plastic bottle of Coca-Cola — the celebrity contender said he has no plans to change the way he’s running for the Republican nomination, which combines his trademark showmanship, an outsider-populist credo that resists ideological categorization and incendiary comments that have thrilled conservative activists. Washington Post

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Trump touts his “competence” . . . Trump told some 2,500 cheering activists at the annual FreedomFest in Las Vegas this weekend that competence is exactly what is not possessed by President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, fellow Republican hopeful Jeb Bush and just about every politician in Washington. Washington Times

Graham: Trump a “wrecking ball” . . . Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham says Donald Trump’s immigration comments threaten to wreck Republicans with the fastest growing segment of the American electorate, Hispanics. USA Today

Funny how only the candidates with nothing to lose are standing up to Trump.

Christie rising? . . . Donald Trump and Jeb Bush are in a virtual dead heat, but the quickest rise has been for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has been placing low in most polls but marked a third-place finish in a new Reuters-Ipsos poll released Saturday. Christie may be on the verge of a major comeback with 9.5 percent of the vote, just behind Bush and Trump. Newsmax

What kind of leader is Marco Rubio? . . . Obama, he told Fox News in March, “was a backbencher in the state Legislature in Illinois, and I was in leadership all nine years that I served there, including two as speaker of the House.” National Journal

Hillary to unveil lefty agenda . . . Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton will call for higher taxes on the wealthy and higher pay for everyone else when she presents her economic agenda Monday, but her remedy for income inequality has already come under fire from the right and the left. Washington Times

CONGRESS

Boehner: Hillary lying about emails . . . “She’s not telling the truth. She had an obligation to turn these emails over,” the Ohio Republican said on CBS Sunday, referring to Clinton’s statements last week that she had no legal obligation to turn over her personal emails sent during her time with the State Department, but that she did because the government already had them. Boehner said he may issue another subpoena for Clinton’s email server. Washington Examiner

House Republicans are going to be able to keep Hillary’s scandals in the public domain for the rest of the campaign. Of course, none of this would be political . . . 

House conservatives angle for power . . . House conservatives beat back Republican leaders when they tried recently to crack down on one of their own — a triumph that stunned members and aides in both parties. Now the hard-liners are looking to press their advantage. Politico

Debt headed to 103 percent of GDP . . . Testifying in the U.S Senate, Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall warned that the publicly held debt of the U.S. government, when measured as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product, is headed toward a level the United States has seen only once in its history—at the end of World War II. CNS News

Zero interest rates. Skyrocketing debt. We have neither monetary nor fiscal tools deal with another recession. Which is due soon.

Sen. Cotton warns of “open rebellion” against Iran deal . . . “I think that many congressional Democrats are very worried about the path the president has taken, especially in these last two or three weeks,” he added, “and that you’re apt to see an open congressional rebellion and perhaps a veto-proof majority to stop the deal from going forward.” CNS News

Book of the Week: Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” . . . An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014. Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later.

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Nominee to run Obamacare has conflicts of interest . . . Liberals and conservative have grave ethical concerns about Andy Slavitt, a former health care executive President Barack Obama nominated as his top administrator at the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Of greatest concern to Congress is the apparent conflict of interest Slavitt poses as a top administrator at an agency that will set the rules for his old boss and the nation’s largest insurance company, United Health Group. Daily Caller

Obama’s green energy spending distorts markets . . . President Obama has engaged in unprecedented spending on wind and solar power, and argues they’re key to getting the U.S. off of fossil fuels, but recent studies have raised new questions about just how much the so-called green energy sources will cost taxpayers. Washington Times

OPM Director Archuleta Resigns . . . Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta resigned Friday, a day after it was revealed that some 22 million people – millions more than had previously been admitted – had their data hacked by what is believed to be Chinese attackers. White House Dossier

Video || The Bidens Take in the World Cup

Obama Schedule || Monday, July 13, 2015

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Iran deal close, but not yet . . . Iran and six world powers appeared close to a deal on Monday to give Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for limits on its nuclear program, but Iranian officials said talks could run past their latest midnight deadline and success was not guaranteed. Diplomats from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States wore grim expressions as they met and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sat in silence when asked if the deadline might be extended or if he could rule out an extension. Reuters

Netanyahu says Western powers are “caving” into Iran even as the Islamic Republic keeps railing against them.

China’s infiltration op . . . The vast cyber-attack in Washington began with, of all things, travel reservations. More than two years ago, troves of personal data were stolen from U.S. travel companies. Hackers subsequently made off with health records at big insurance companies and infiltrated federal computers where they stole personnel records on 21.5 million people — in what apparently is the largest such theft of U.S. government records in history. Those individual attacks, once believed to be unconnected, now appear to be part of a coordinated campaign by Chinese hackers. Bloomberg

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Europeans strike deal to save Greece . . . Euro zone leaders made Greece surrender much of its sovereignty to outside supervision on Monday in return for agreeing to talks on an 86 billion euros bailout to keep the near-bankrupt country in the single currency. Reuters

Brits had fox watching the chicken coop . . . The Government watchdog which inspects police forces’ readiness for terrorism admitted that it employed one of Britain’s most notorious Islamic extremists. For almost two years Abdullah al Andalusi, led a double life, the Telegraph can reveal.

Mexican drug kingpin escapes . . . Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, broke out of a high-security prison on Saturday night for the second time, escaping in a tunnel built right under his cell, and heaping embarrassment on President Enrique Pena Nieto. CNN

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Miss Texas backs capitalism . . . During the pageant, Guerra was asked about the wealth of CEOs in the United States and whether the government should “impose boundaries on salaries of executives.”  Miss Texas responded, “If you work hard enough, you can attain anything. This is the land of opportunity and CEOs — I believe they work hard enough for their money, so I believe they should be able to attain whatever it is they’re working for.” The Blaze

Oh well, she came in second.

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REDLINE || Friday, July 9, 2015

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Good morning! In the news today: Iran doesn’t take the deal; Trump tops new poll; he won’t commit to backing GOP nominee; Obama immigration order imperiled; Greece caves; the Pope rebukes Bolivian leader for gift with Communist symbol; and Dems want to erase terms “husband” and “wife;” and . . .  

Have a great day.

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No deal! Not yet, at least . . . Iran accused major powers on Friday of backtracking on previous pledges and throwing up new “red lines” at nuclear talks, after the deadline to reach an agreement in time to receive expedited scrutiny from the U.S. Congress expired with no deal. Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said a deal was unlikely to be reached on Friday and negotiators would probably spend the weekend in Vienna. “Now, they have excessive demands,” he said of the powers’ negotiating position. Reuters

Congress will now get 60 days instead of 30 to consider the deal, giving opponents more time to ramp up the drive to defeat it.

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Trump tops new poll . . . Trump trounced runner-up former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush: 15 percent of Republicans selected him as their first choice, and 12 percent as their second. Bush trailed him by four points, with 11 percent saying he’s their first choice, and only seven percent as their second. A quarter of Republican voters picked him as their first or second choice for the GOP presidential nominee. Breitbart

Trump not yet committed to backing GOP nominee . . . “I have to see who wins,” he said when asked Thursday evening on Fox News’ “Hannity” program. Washington Times

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Trump slams Bush for charging vets $100K for speech . . . “You mean George Bush sends our soldiers into combat, they are severely wounded, and then he wants $120,000 to make a boring speech to them?” the billionaire developer scolded in a message posted on Twitter. Newsmax

Protestors want Trump’s name off DC hotel . . . Behind makeshift barriers along Pennsylvania Avenue, construction workers were transforming the Old Post Office Pavilion into the luxury Trump International Hotel. Outside those walls, Donald J. Trump’s billion-dollar brand was unraveling. Washington Post

Et tu, FAA? . . . The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday it intends to rename three navigation points near Palm Beach International Airport in Florida that currently are named for the billionaire and Republican presidential candidate. Breitbart

Petty.

GOP longshot game: Dump on Trump . . . Yes, everyone but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has distanced themselves from Trump. But former New York governor George Pataki, former Texas governor Rick Perry, and Sen. Lindsey Graham are going beyond mere denunciations. Politico

NY Times keeps Cruz off bestseller list . . . The New York Times informed HarperCollins this week that it will not include Ted Cruz’s new biography on its forthcoming bestsellers list, despite the fact that the book has sold more copies in its first week than all but two of the Times’ bestselling titles, the On Media blog has learned. Politico

Walker looking golden in Iowa . . . When Scott Walker announces for president on Monday, he will do so from a position of strength: four in five early-state insiders consider him a top tier candidate. And he’s the clear frontrunner in Iowa: 82 percent of Hawkeye State Republicans also said he would win the caucuses if they were held tomorrow. Politico

Jeb: Clinton “can’t be trusted” . . . Clinton “can’t be trusted,” Bush said. “There is never a straight answer. Whether it’s the server, the emails, Benghazi, [she] just constantly validates this notion that there are two sets of rules.” Politico

This is a good angle for Republicans. Turn her into Nixon, the president she helped impeach.

Dems bash Bush big . . . The Democratic attack machine goes into overdrive as Jeb Bush says workers should ‘work longer hours.’ Politico

Video || Media pan Hillary’s big interview . . . Not even some of the apologists were apologizing for this performance. White House Dossier

The education of Bernie Sanders . . . Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today. Politico

WASHINGTON

Dems declare war on “husband” and “wife” . . . More than two dozen Democrats have proposed legislation that would eliminate the words “husband” and “wife” from federal law. Those “gendered terms” would be replaced by “gender-neutral” words like “spouse” or “married couple,” according to the bill from Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif. Washington Examiner

Book of the Week: Ann Coulter’s “Adios America” . . . From the Amazon description: Ann Coulter is back, more fearless than ever. In Adios, America she touches the third rail in American politics, attacking the immigration issue head-on and flying in the face of La Raza, the Democrats, a media determined to cover up immigrants’ crimes, churches that get paid by the government for their “charity,” and greedy Republican businessmen and campaign consultants—all of whom are profiting handsomely from mass immigration that’s tearing the country apart.

“. . . Often-inflammatory, usually clever, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny . . . ” — The Daily Beast

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Obama immigration order imperiled . . . The Obama administration faces an uphill battle on Friday when it seeks to convince a panel of federal judges to let the president’s executive actions on immigration take effect. With just 18 months left in Obama’s presidency, the court battle has put his programs in peril. Experts believe the case will eventually end up before the Supreme Court, which could rule on the case as late as June 2016. Even if the White House eventually wins, it could leave just a few months to implement the program. The Hill

Is it possible we don’t yet live in a lawless society?

Jill Biden to spend a week in Asia . . . This official White House drive to promote girls’ education overseas has created lots of travel opportunities for the wives of the president and the vice president. Mrs. Obama this year has already logged separate excursions to Asia and to Europe – the latter costing at least $600,000 – and is promising more. White House Dossier

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced on Thursday that federal marriage benefits will be made accessible to same-sex couples across America.

Michelle gives Native Americans extra credit . . . First Lady Michelle Obama said on Thursday at a tribal youth gathering at the White House that the United States is “finally” embracing the wisdom of Native Americans on conservation and climate change, and claimed that America’s founders modeled the U.S. government partly on the Iroquois Confederacy. “Today, on issues like conservation and climate change, we are finally beginning to embrace the wisdom of your ancestors,” Mrs. Obama said at the event where youth from 230 tribes from 42 states participated. “One of your early democratic institutions –- the Iroquois Confederacy -– served as a model for the United States government,” Obama said. CNS News

Hmm. Wasn’t aware of this. Maybe John Locke was a Native American.

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U.S. disrupted July 4 attacks . . . The United States disrupted an undisclosed number of plots to kill Americans on or around the Independence Day holiday, and arrested suspects with alleged links to the Islamic State group, the FBI said. AFP

China hack roll expands by millions . . . Data breaches at the U.S. government’s personnel management agency by hackers, with suspicions centering on China, involves millions more people than previously estimated, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) said data stolen from its computer networks included Social Security numbers and other sensitive information on 21.5 million people who have undergone background checks for security clearances. Reuters

OPM chief refuses to go . . . The government’s personnel office chief is rejecting bipartisan calls for her to step down following revelations that hackers stole the personal information of more than 21 million people on her watch. Katherine Archuleta, director of the federal Office of Personnel Management, said she has no plans to step down.. The White House, which had previously stated that President Barack Obama was confident in her leadership, said there were no plans to change its position despite the calls for her resignation. Fox News

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Greece caves . . . A top eurozone official says Greece has submitted “thorough” proposals aimed at getting a vital third bailout and averting a possible exit from the euro. Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said the eurozone would discuss a response to the plans on Saturday. Germany has cautioned there is little room for easing Greece’s debt burden. Greek PM Alexis Tsipras will put the plans, which contain many elements rejected in a referendum last Sunday, to a vote in parliament on Friday. BBC

Pope rebukes leftist Bolivian leader for gift . . . Pope Francis made clear he was not amused as Evo Morales, Bolivia’s left-wing leader, presented a gift that mixes the symbols of Christianity and communism. Telegraph

 

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Oklahoma Governor: The Ten Commandments stay . . . Although the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled last month that the state Capitol’s Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the Capitol grounds, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said on Tuesday the monument will remain intact. The Daily Signal

KY County clerk won’t issue same-sex marriage licenses . . . The clerk of Casey County, Kentucky is refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite the order of Democrat Gov. Steve Beshear. During a private meeting, Beshear told county clerk Casey Davis Thursday that he should issue same-sex marriage licenses or resign. Davis said he is refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because same-sex marriage is against his religious beliefs, and he is also refusing to resign his post. Breitbart

With the Supreme Court wading into religious beliefs with its gay marriage ruling, we may now see growing civil disobedience.

MTV to air “white privilege” documentary . . . MTV is set to air an uncomfortable documentary hosted by an illegal immigrant which shames white people for their privileged position in the United States. Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was brought up in the Philippines, gives uncomfortable, awkward and tearful interviews to select cast and panels in the divisive show, called White People. Daily Mail

 

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REDLINE || Wednesday, July 9, 2015

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Thursday, July 9, 2015​

Good morning! In the news today: Political correctness breaking out everywhere; judge cancels Redskins trademarks; Priebus phones Trump over immigration comments; Bush says no path to citizenship for illegals; Deadline day for Iran deal, Greek bailout; and South Carolina will take down the Confederate flag.

Have a great day.

Keith

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Political correctness running amok . . . “The left is engaging in a nationwide witch hunt to erase history that they don’t like. They want to burn the Confederate flag, vandalize monuments and even dig up the bones of a general buried 111 years ago. That’s deranged, but it’s only the beginning. It is a coordinated effort targeting the Founding Fathers as well. Liberals want to remove Alexander Hamilton from the $10 bill and maybe even ax the Jefferson Memorial,” said Dan Gainor, vice president of business and culture at the Media Research Center, a conservative watchdog. Washington Times

Judge orders cancellation of Redskins trademarks . . . “The evidence before the Court supports the legal conclusion that between 1967 [when the first Redskins’ trademark was registered] and 1990, the Redskins Marks consisted of matter that ‘may disparage’ a substantial composite of Native Americans,” U.S. District Judge Gerald Lee wrote in his July 8 ruling in Pro-Football Inc. v. Blackhorse. CNS News

Insurance for churches iffy after same-sex ruling . . . Churches, like virtually every functioning corporation, protect against liability risks and the potentially ruinous costs of litigation through liability insurance. With same-sex marriage now recognized as a constitutional right — and with news of Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries awarding a lesbian couple $135,000 in damages for “emotional, mental and physical suffering” after a Christian bakery refused to bake their wedding cake — pastors are reaching out insurance companies to make sure they’re covered. National Review

Judge who refused to do gay wedding in crosshairs . . . The Left is already calling for the impeachment of Toledo Municipal Judge Allen McConnell who respectfully declined to marry a same-sex couple Monday. “I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment,” he said per Reuters. “The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established over many years. I apologize to the couple for the delay they experienced and wish them the best.” Breitbart

Nearly two thirds of Republicans – 63 percent – oppose the Supreme Court gay marriage ruling, according to Reuters.

Feds spend 300K to make engineering class “inclusive” . . . The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pouring nearly $300,000 into making college engineering programs more “inclusive” to the LGBTQ community. Washington Free Beacon

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Latest partner to ditch Trump could face massive lawsuit . . . World renowned Washington DC-based chef Jose Andres told the Washington Post Wednesday that he is backing out of a deal to open the flagship restaurant of Donald Trump’s new luxury Washington hotel because of comments The Donald made about immigration. Well, not so fast. White House Dossier

Worried Priebus phones Trump . . . The head of the Republican National Committee, responding to demands from increasingly worried party leaders, spent nearly an hour Wednesday on the phone with Donald Trump, urging the presidential candidate to tone down his inflammatory comments about immigration that have infuriated a key election constituency. Washington Post

Trump grilled by MSNBC on guns . . .  “Do you have a gun?” “Yes, I do,” “Do you use it?” “That’s none of your business. It’s really none of your business. I have a license to own a gun.” The Blaze

He was probably wishing he had it with him . . . 

Fiorina playing the long game . . . She sees a path to the nomination by playing the long game and consistently exceeding the low expectations people have for her. Her aim is to be standing at the end. National Review

I saw her a couple of weeks back at the Faith and Values conference in Washington. She blew everyone in the audience away, sweeping the crowd to its feet. So much so that Rich Lowry, the National Review editor who followed her, was compelled to jokingly make a “note-to-self” never to go after Carly Fiorina in the speaking order. This woman is not to be misunderestimated. 

Bush: No path to citizenship for illegal immigrants . . . Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Wednesday that he does not support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, raising additional questions about his evolution on the thorny issue, which has created headaches for both parties in Washington and the crowded presidential field. Washington Times

Jeb: People need to work longer hours . . . Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Wednesday that in order to grow the economy “people should work longer hours” — a comment that the Bush campaign argues was a reference to underemployed part-time workers but which Democrats are already using to attack him. ABC News

Another unforced error by Jeb. 

Bush’s summer surge . . . Bush is enjoying an unmistakable spike in the polls. The question is whether it will last. Politico

Walker didn’t finish college. Does it matter? . . . Next week, Scott Walker is expected to announce that he’s running for president. When he does, he’ll give voters a decision many have never faced in their lifetimes: should you vote for someone without a college degree for President of the United States? Politico

Graham calls for 20K ground troops to fight ISIS . . . Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) called for sending 10,000 U.S. troops each to Iraq and Syria on Wednesday and criticized some of his fellow Republican presidential candidates for not laying out detailed plans to defeat the Islamic State and help stabilize the Middle East. Washington Free Beacon

Hillary starts Twitter war with Jeb . . . Hillary Clinton slammed Jeb Bush late Wednesday for remarking that “people should work longer hours” during his meeting with The Union Leader in New Hampshire — though not by name. Politico

Hillary denies being subpoenaed; but, she was . . . Hillary Clinton told CNN on Tuesday that she was never personally subpoenaed. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) says that is simply false, and on Wednesday he released the documentation proving it. Washington Free Beacon

Watchdog group sues to get the server . . . A watchdog group sued the State Department and the National Archives and Records Administration Wednesday in an effort to force a probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Cause of Action, a nonpartisan nonprofit, said the case is the “first federal action filed to mandate retrieval of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s records” from her private email server. Washington Examiner

Sanders wants to spend $3B on solar panels for poor . . . Democratic presidential candidate and Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, proposed legislation this week that would spend $3 billion on solar panels for the poor over the next 15 years. Washington Examiner

Because we’ve got the money just lying around . . . 
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DWS: Bakers must bake for gay wedding . . . The marriage equality decision is settled. Love is love and now everyone in America enjoys the protection of the United States Constitution when it comes to who they choose to marry legally,” Wasserman-Schultz told The Daily Signal.

GOP walks back confederate flag provisions . . . In a dramatic reversal, House Republicans set up a vote for Thursday to undo language that was adopted seemingly without contention this week to bar the display of Confederate flags in federal cemeteries in the Deep South. Politico

Dems defend sanctuary laws . . . Top House Democrats say San Francisco’s controversial “sanctuary” laws are not to blame for last week’s killing of a young woman along the city’s scenic waterfront, allegedly at the hands of a felon in the country illegally. The Hill

Chris Matthews gets illegal immigration . . . “(Republicans) want cheap labor. And Democrats want votes, let’s face it.” Daily Caller

 

Book of the Week: Ann Coulter’s “Adios America” . . . From the Amazon description: Ann Coulter is back, more fearless than ever. In Adios, America she touches the third rail in American politics, attacking the immigration issue head-on and flying in the face of La Raza, the Democrats, a media determined to cover up immigrants’ crimes, churches that get paid by the government for their “charity,” and greedy Republican businessmen and campaign consultants—all of whom are profiting handsomely from mass immigration that’s tearing the country apart.

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OECD: U.S. economic growth to slow again . . . One of the enduring myths of the past few years, trumpeted by the White House and accepted by much of the press, is that President Obama has led the economy back to a state of strong, or even solid, growth. Despite annual evidence to the contrary, the myth persists. White House Dossier

New applications for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits rose last week to their highest level since February, suggesting some slowdown in the labor market recovery, Reuters reports this morning.

Menendez: Obama redline lines seem to be green lights . . . In just under a minute, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey sums up the major problems with President Obama’s Iran deal. White House Dossier

Lawmakers bash troop cuts . . . Lawmakers on Wednesday sharply criticized long-announced U.S. Army plans to cut nearly 60,000 soldiers and civilian personnel due to tight budgets, warning it was risky and short-sighted at a time of Middle East conflict and rising tensions with Russia. Reuters

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ISIS secret to success: Troops who fight to the death . . . Fanatical and disciplined, the unit of Islamic State group fighters infiltrated the Syrian border town of Kobani and unleashed mayhem, battling Kurdish forces. In the end, the militants were all killed, but not before they had accomplished their mission of spreading fear by slaughtering more than 230 civilians, nearly half of them children. Associated Press

Price tag for Syrian rebels: $4 million each . . . How much has the United States spent to train that whopping force of 60 Syrian rebels to take on the Islamic State? Well, according to basic math, about $4 million for each of them. Of the $500 million requested last year for the “train-and-equip” program, roughly half has been spent. Politico

 

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Iran deal close . . . Iran and six world powers were close to an historic nuclear agreement on Thursday that could resolve a more than 12-year dispute over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, but they remained deadlocked on the issue of Iranian arms and missile trade. Reuters

EU president calls for Greek debt restructuring . . . The European Union’s chairman joined growing international calls for Greece to be granted debt restructuring as part of any new loan deal if it delivers convincing reforms to avert imminent bankruptcy. The call was an implicit challenge to Germany. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was finalizing a tough package of tax hikes and pension reforms to send to euro zone authorities by midnight in a race to secure agreement at the weekend on a third financial rescue for his country. Reuters

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Murder rate surges . . . After seeing years of decline in violent crime, several major American cities experienced a dramatic surge in homicides during the first half of this year. USA Today

I wonder how much of this is due to police being afraid to do their jobs.

Confederate flag to come down in South Carolina . . . The Confederate flag, a symbol of racism for many in the United States and of Southern heritage for others, is set to be removed from South Carolina’s state Capitol grounds on Thursday after lawmakers sealed its fate in a late-night session. Reuters

Jefferson Davis descendent turned the debate . . . Jenny Horne decided that she had had enough. The 42-year-old lawyer from Summerville stepped up to the podium and delivered words so raw and impassioned they would immediately go viral on the Internet. Horne’s fiery speech, bolstered by her reminder that Confederate president Jefferson Davis was her ancestor, injected new energy into what appeared to be a flagging take-down-the-flag faction and helped pave the way for a 1 a.m. vote to remove the flag from the state capitol. Washington Post

Will increasingly lawless U.S. go the way of Greece? . . . Civilizations unwind insidiously — not with a loud, explosive bang, but with a lawless whimper. Victor Davis Hanson

 

 

 

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